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San Diego criminal defense attorneys

The San Diego criminal defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group have an excellent track record of getting infraction, misdemeanor, and felony charges reduced or dismissed throughout San Diego County.

Other areas in the region that our criminal defense lawyers serve include Chula Vista, National City, Lemon Grove, San Marcos, Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, La Mesa, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, Encinitas, Hillcrest, San Marcos, Poway, Balboa Park, Imperial Beach, Encanto, Santee, and La Jolla.

 

Criminal cases we commonly take include:

  • Expungement of criminal records
  • Domestic violence crimes
  • Drug crimes, like possession charges (HS 11350)
  • DUI charges
  • Getting gun rights restored
  • Sex offenses
  • Theft crimes, including shoplifting charges
  • Three Strikes cases
  • Violent crimes cases
  • White collar cases

Our DUI lawyers also show up at license revocation hearings to fight the DMV’s mandatory suspensions of our clients’ driver’s licenses.

 

Information on San Diego Jails

Men who get arrested are first booked at the San Diego Central Jail, which is located at:

1173 Front St.

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 615-2700

 

Female arrestees get booked at the Las Colinas Detention Facility, which is at:

451 Riverview Parkway

Santee, CA 92071

(619) 402-1312

 

Up in northern San Diego county, individuals who are arrested are typically booked at the Vista Detention Facility.  That facility is at:

325 S. Melrose Dr., #200

Vista, CA 92081

(760) 936-0014

You can look up search for inmate information here.

 

The San Diego Courthouse System

The attorneys of Spodek  Law Group appear in every courthouse in San Diego county.  Here they are for your reference:

Central Courthouse – 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 844-2400

Kearny Mesa Courthouse – 8950 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92123, (858) 634-1800

East County Regional Center –  250 E Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, (619) 456-4100

North County Regional Center – 325 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081, (760) 201-8600

South County Regional Center –  500 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910, (619) 746-6200

You  can search for their case information online by clicking here.

 

The San Diego Criminal Court Process

Most often, people arrested for a crime will have the opportunity to post bail or get released on their own recognizance (OR release).  If the San Diego District Attorney chooses to press charges, the defendant is then expected to appear at their arraignment.   In some cases, the defendant is not obligated to appear at their arraignment if he or she hired a private attorney representing them in court.

 

Those defendants who cannot afford to hire a private attorney to represent them, the court will assign a public defender.  Defendants typically have difficulty getting in touch with their public defender over the phone because they are so overloaded with cases. For this reason, we strongly encourage persons to hire their own lawyer if at all possible.

After the defendant is formally charged, the prosecutor will most like offer a plea deal to the defense attorney for the defendant to consider.  The defense attorney may counter-offer to present an option with more favorable terms for his or her client. In the majority of misdemeanor and felony cases, both sides will arrive at an agreement which might involve a substantial charge reduction or dismissal. This way, both parties can successfully avoid going to trial.

 

Sentencing in San Diego Criminal Cases

If, at the end of the case, the defendant should ultimately be convicted of the crime, the judge will then hold a sentencing hearing. This will happen whether the conviction came through a plea agreement or a guilty verdict at a bench- or jury trial.  Depending on the case, the defendant might be able to go on probation and avoid incarceration. Customary sentencing terms include community service, payment of fines, going to classes or counseling, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, and avoiding future arrests.

 

Call the law firm of Spodek Law Group for expert legal advice. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss your criminal charges and begin to figure out solutions.

 

Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime in the San Diego area? Our criminal defense team is dedicated to providing top notch legal representation to maximize your chances for the best possible results. Among our team of seasoned trial lawyers are former prosecutors and law enforcement officers.  We serve clients throughout northern, central, and southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and beyond. We stand for our clients in both state court and federal court. Also, our practice areas include personal injury on top of DUI/DWI and criminal defense cases. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.


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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

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Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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